Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 7/6/15 Most of AME judicial board quits over discipline cases Five of seven members of the judicial board of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal
Spin Cycle 7/6/15 Grant Lally to face 'Doc' Spencer for Suffolk Leg. seat Former Republican congressional contender Grant Lally has agreed to make the run against two-term Legis.
Spin Cycle 7/6/15 Suffolk GOP county exec hopeful puts off full-time campaign Republican James O'Connor may have promised to suspend his law practice and run full time
Spin Cycle 6/28/15 Suffolk elections board braces for an expensive year While most Suffolk County departments have been coming in with minimal budget increases in a